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Green Transportation at the US

In many Massachusetts towns this summer, bright green bicycles seemed to have sprouted from the ground overnight. Lime, a transportation company based on the ridesharing model, has recently amplified its presence throughout the Greater Boston area, distributing its rentable bikes populated regions. A 30-minute trip on a Lime Bike—which unlocks through a mobile app—costs one dollar, with an additional 15 cents per minute for a bike with an electric boost. What distinguishes Lime from competitors like CityBike is that the bikes are dockless, meaning a ride can be stopped and the bike left on any sidewalk or curb. The appearance of these bikes at or near school prompted The Vanguard to look into how students and faculty are using bikes and other forms of green transportation.


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